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High carbohydrate diet implicated in pancreatic cancer

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: (Published 14 September 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:566
  1. Deborah Josefsen
  1. Nebraska

    A diet high in carbohydrates may increase the risk of pancreatic cancer in sedentary and overweight women, some new US research suggests. The study is the first to implicate a modifiable risk factor other than smoking in the development of pancreatic cancer (Journal of the National Cancer Institute2002;94:1293-300)

    Led by Dr Dominique Michaud of the US National Cancer Institute, and Charles Fuchs of the Brigham and Women's Hospital and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, the researchers set out to determine if foods that raise glucose levels after eating were linked to …

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